I just officially learned what a brick paver is. I had seen one before, but simply didn't know its name. I saw the original project here at Mud Pie Studio and fell in love with it. It truly was easy, and I love how it turned out!
After searching at Home Depot, I learned the name of this little (but deceivingly heavy!) guy. I gave it several good coats of red paint. Then I used painter's tape to paint the black stripe with acrylic paint. The gold square was a little bit more tricky. I am simply not an artist and I was definitely not equipped with good artistic brushes! So I made a square stencil and did the best I could with a big foamy brush. Not too shabby. I quite like it, at least.
Then for the fun part. I got to use my Cricut for the first time to cut vinyl. I can't tell you how nervous I was. Vinyl is not cheap, so I didn't want to screw it up. The hardest part for me in applying vinyl is figuring out the spacing as you go. I am getting better, but I have learned not to completely adhere it until I am sure of its "happy place." Anyway, I couldn't stop "oohing" and "aahing" after applying the vinyl. Oh, I love this happy little Cricut machine.
So the plan is that when we have an actual front door that opens up to our very own yard (in other words, when have a house!), this will go out in our yard, on our doorstep, etc. Someday....
Well, this officially ends Christmas in January. It spread lots of the magic into the bitter cold month of January. To bridge myself into winter, I have one more Christmas-Winter project using leftover Christmas ornaments that I will share tomorrow. See ya then!